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In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving


health to men. ~Cicero

My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I'm ashamed of what I think of doctors in
general. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for
the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.
~Plato

Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are one
and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies. ~C. Jeff Miller

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars'
worth of medical science. ~Martin H. Fischer

It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom
half of their class. ~Author Unknown

Restore a man to his health, his purse lies open to thee. ~Robert Burton

I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks
for. ~James H. Boren

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office.
~Francis O'Walsh

Did God who gave us flowers and trees,


Also provide the allergies?
~E.Y. Harburg, "A Nose Is a Nose Is a Nose," 1965

I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on
someone else, not you. ~Bill Walton
It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wishe for medicines.
~Thomas More, Utopia [sic]

I wondher why ye can always read a doctor's bill an' ye niver can read his
purscription. ~Finley Peter Dunne

You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - tomorrow you'll
be afraid to cough. ~Pearl Williams

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. ~Henry
Ward Beecher

A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion. ~Martin H.


Fischer

Surgeons must be very careful


When they take the knife!
Underneath their fine incisions
Stirs the Culprit - Life!
~Emily Dickinson

It is a good thing for a physician to have prematurely grey hair and itching piles.
The first makes him appear to know more than he does, and the second gives him
an expression of concern which the patient interprets as being on his behalf. ~A.
Benson Cannon

A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in
danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. ~Author Unknown

One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying. ~Author Unknown

A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the
disease. ~Voltaire

A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot
console yourself to this, get out of the profession. ~Martin H. Fischer

It is sometimes as dangerous to be run into by a microbe as by a trolley car. ~J.J.


Walsh

Every disease is a physician. ~Irish Proverb

God heales, and the Physitian hath the thankes. ~George Herbert, Outlandish
Proverbs

Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is. ~Norman Cousins

I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of
the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

There is no curing a sick man who believes himself to be in health. ~Henri Amiel

Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust. ~Don
Herold

The only equipment lack in the modern hospital? Somebody to meet you at the
entrance with a handshake! ~Martin H. Fischer

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary.
~Elbert Hubbard

When you are called to a sick man, be sure you know what the matter is - if you
do not know, nature can do a great deal better than you can guess. ~Nicholas de
Belleville

Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it. ~William Shakespeare


I recently became a Christian Scientist. It was the only health plan I could
afford. ~Betsy Salkind

Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with
different intents. ~Peter Mere Latham

In the nineteenth century men lost their fear of God and acquired a fear of
microbes. ~Author Unknown

Symptoms, then are in reality nothing but the cry from suffering organs. ~Jean
Martin Charcot, translated from French

I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the


conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its
most virulent form. ~Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat

Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. ~Martin H. Fischer

The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue
him with every means that art and science place at his command. ~Alexander of
Tralles

Physicians and politicians resemble one another in this respect, that some defend
the constitution and others destroy it. ~Author Unknown

A smart mother makes often a better diagnosis than a poor doctor. ~August Bier

When fate arrives the physician becomes a fool. ~Arabic Proverb

Medicines are not meat to live by. ~German Proverb

Treat the patient, not the Xray. ~James M. Hunter


God and the Doctor we alike adore
But only when in danger, not before;
The danger o'er, both are alike requited,
God is forgotten, and the Doctor slighted.
~Robert Owen

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease.


~Roul Turley

The hospital is the only proper College in which to rear a true disciple of
Aesculapius. ~John Abernethy

A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The
amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill. ~Martin H.
Fischer

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought,


Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught,
The wise, for cure, on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.
~John Dryden

Medicine is the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for
its own existence. ~James Bryce, 1914

It is not a case we are treating; it is a living, palpitating, alas, too often suffering
fellow creature. ~John Brown

The patient does not care about your science; what he wants to know is, can you
cure him? ~Martin H. Fischer

Medicines heals doubts as well as diseases. ~Karl Marx

A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than
the whole man - he must view the man in his world. ~Harvey Cushing

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. ~Ovid, Tristia
As it takes two to make a quarrel, so it takes two to make a disease, the microbe
and its host. ~Charles V. Chapin

Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said,
is hell. ~Lewis G. Janes

Until a physician has killed one or two he is not a physician. ~Kashmiri Proverb

No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself. ~Chinese Proverb

Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you - that action on your part which
best conserves the interests of your patient. ~Martin H. Fischer

To me the ideal doctor would be a man endowed with profound knowledge of life
and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind,
and restoring peace by his mere presence. ~Henri Amiel

Medicinal discovery,
It moves in mighty leaps,
It leapt straight past the common cold
And give it us for keeps.
~Pam Ayres

When you no longer know what headache, heartache, or stomachache means


without cistern punctures, electrocardiograms and six x-ray plates, you are
slipping. ~Martin H. Fischer

It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.
~Chinese Proverb

Never forget that it is not a pneumonia, but a pneumonic man who is your
patient. ~William Withey Gull

It is said to be the manner of hypochondriacs to change often their physician.


~William Cullen, Practice of Physic
The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not
through an apothecary's shop. ~William Withey Gull

A Short History of Medicine


2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root."
~Author Unknown

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be
cured. ~Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

A half doctor near is better than a whole one far away. ~German Proverb

No doctor is better than three. ~German Proverb

I will lift mine eyes unto the pills. Almost everyone takes them, from the humble
aspirin to the multi-coloured, king-sized three deckers, which put you to sleep,
wake you up, stimulate and soothe you all in one. It is an age of pills. ~Malcolm
Muggeridge, 1962

Man may be the captain of his fate, but is also the victim of his blood sugar.
~Wilfrid G. Oakley

Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each other in the practice of medicine.
~Peter Mere Latham

Each patient ought to feel somewhat the better after the physician's visit,
irrespective of the nature of the illness. ~Warfield Theobald Longcope

Who ever thought up the word "Mammogram?" Every time I hear it, I think I'm
supposed to put my breast in an envelope and send it to someone. ~Jan King
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. ~Erma Bombeck

You may know the intractability of a disease by its long list of remedies. ~Alonzo
Clark

Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more
than half the work and asks none of the fee. ~Martin H. Fischer

Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents. ~William


Osler

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill.
~African Proverb

When you treat a disease, first treat the mind. ~Chen Jen

Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. ~John
Brown

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the
care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
~Thomas Edison

Oh the powers of nature. She knows what we need, and the doctors know
nothing. ~Benvenuto Cellini

So many come to the sickroom thinking of themselves as men of science fighting


disease and not as healers with a little knowledge helping nature to get a sick man
well. ~Auckland Geddes, The Practitioner

Where a man feels pain he lays his hand. ~Dutch Proverb

The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease. ~French Proverb
Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere
between trout casting and spook writing. ~Ben Hecht, Miracle of the Fifteen
Murderers

The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not
abhor them. ~Ecclesiasticus 38:4

A drug is that substance which, when injected into a rat, will produce a scientific
report. ~Author Unknown

Cancer is a word, not a sentence. ~John Diamond

The medicalization of early diagnosis not only hampers and discourages


preventative health-care but it also trains the patient-to-be to function in the
meantime as an acolyte to his doctor. He learns to depend on the physician in
sickness and in health. He turns into a life-long patient. ~Ivan Illich

Patients may recover in spite of drugs or because of them. ~J.H. Gaddum

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
~Benjamin Franklin

Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out
the queen. ~Martin H. Fischer

The field of Western medicine has become literally nothing but medicine.
Doctors are on their way out, to be replaced by self-serve pharmaceutical vending
machines. ~Grey Livingston

The fact that your patient gets well does not prove that your diagnosis was
correct. ~Samuel J. Meltzer

Man is a creature composed of countless millions of cells: a microbe is composed


of only one, yet throughout the ages the two have been in ceaseless conflict.
~A.B. Christie
Our profession is the only one which works unceasingly to annihilate itself.
~Martin H. Fischer

On J-Day our profession will have a lot to answer for! We might at least have
withheld our hands instead of making them work against God. ~Martin H.
Fischer

The doctor may also learn more about the illness from the way the patient tells
the story than from the story itself. ~James B. Herrick

Don't think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total


stranger alive. It's really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to
keep part of you alive. ~Author Unknown

Most of those evils we poor mortals know


From doctors and imagination flow.
~Charles Churchill

Men are not going to embrace eugenics. They are going to embrace the first
likely, trim-figured girl with limpid eyes and flashing teeth who comes along, in
spite of the fact that her germ plasm is probably reeking with hypertension,
cancer, haemophilia, colour blindness, hay fever, epilepsy, and amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis. ~Logan Clendening

Don't take your organs to heaven with you. Heaven knows we need them here.
~Author unknown, attributed to both Dan and Barbara Hladio and Thomas
Boyadjis, Sr.

'Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is
stronger than trained art. ~Ovid

And lo, The Hospital, grey, quiet, old, Where Life and Death like friendly
chafferers meet. ~William Ernest Henley

For the most part, Western medicine doctors are not healers, preventers,
listeners, or educators. But they're damned good at saving a life and the other
aspects kick the beam. It's about time we brought some balance back to the
scale. ~Claire Todae
A sweating ovary or a sick prostate explains most history. ~Martin H. Fischer

The only weapon with which the unconscious patient can immediately retaliate
upon the incompetent surgeon is hemorrhage. ~William Stewart Halsted

The public blabbers about preventative medicine, but will neither appreciate nor
pay for it. You get paid for what you cure. ~Martin H. Fischer

To save a man's life against his will is the same as killing him. ~Horace

Nowadays the clinical history too often weighs more than the man. ~Martin H.
Fischer

Hypochondriacs squander large sums of time in search of nostrums by which


they vainly hope they may get more time to squander. ~Mortimer Collins

One doctor makes work for another. ~English Proverb

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely
rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too. ~Anton Chekhov, Ivanov

Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book
than the patient himself. ~Giorgio Baglivi

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for
medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine
for magic. ~Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin, 1973

Health Quotations
Common sense is in medicine the master workman.
- Peter Latham

Symptoms, then, are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs.
- Jean-Martin Charcot

There are some remedies worse than the disease.


- Publilius Syrus

We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in
disease to learn the truth.
- Hippocrates

You should pray for a healthy mnd in a healthy body.


- Juvenal

Sleep is a healing balm for every ill.

- Menander

Health, the greatest of all we count as blessings.

- Ariphron

Body: A thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad
ancestors and a misfit from the start.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these
eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve
and take away a beneficiant and warning symptom on the part of Nature.
- Elbert Hubbard

You pray for good health and a body that will be strong in old age. Good -- but
your rich foods block the gods' answer and tie Jupiter's hands.
- Persius

Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.


- Menander

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.


- George William Curtis
For life is only life when blest with health.
- Martial

I am convinced digestion is the great secret to life.


- Sydney Smith

Nature, time and patience are three great physicians.


- H.G. Bohn

The King who cannot rule his diet,


Will hardly rule his realm in peace and quiet.
- Passage from the "Rule of Health of Salerno", author unknown

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body
lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
- Henry Miller

Time is the great physician.


- Benjamin Disraeli

If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks.
- Seneca

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
- Arabian Proverb

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care
of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

Better to hunt in fields for health unbought


Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.
The wise for cure on exercise me depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.

- John Dryden

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.


- Gerrrye William Curtis

I am dying with the help of too many physicians.


- Alexander the Great

God heals, and the doctor takes the fee.


- Benjamin Franklin
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you
don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
- Mark Twain

Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.


- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

America's health care system is second only to Japan ... Canada, Sweden, Great
Britain ... well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in
Paraguay!
- Homer Simpson

Our doctor would never really operate unless it was necessary. He was just that
way. If he didn't need the money, he wouldn't lay a hand on you.
- Herb Shriner

Time is the great physician.


- Benjamin Franklin

Health and Fitness Proverbs and Sayings

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

“A good rest is half the work”

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his
tools”

“A stitch in time saves nine”

“A healthy man is a successful man”

“Better to wear out than to rust out”

“Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love” (About coffee)

“Eat to live, not live to eat”

“Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound”

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”

“He, who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything”

“Hygiene is two thirds of health”


“Prevention is better than cure”

“Never let the sun go down on your anger”

“You are what you eat”

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so
difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. ~G.K. Chesterton

There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health
that they haven't the time to enjoy it. ~Josh Billings

The greatest wealth is health. ~Virgil

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill
and is not obliged to work till one is better. ~Samuel Butler, The Way of All
Flesh, 1903

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as
good as bacon. ~Doug Larson

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not
merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ~World Health Organization, 1948

The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common
sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around....
Throughout history, "tender loving care" has uniformly been recognized as a
valuable element in healing. ~Larry Dossey

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. ~Author Unknown

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
~Redd Foxx

As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something


fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking
more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We
have lost all confidence in the human body. ~Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and
the Snail, 1979

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. ~Author
Unknown

The best six doctors anywhere


And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
~Chinese Proverb

If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
~Leon Eldred

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~Mark Twain

Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy
Smothers

They claim red meat is bad for you. But I never saw a sick-looking tiger. ~Chi
Chi Rodriguez

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and
some lower, but all pay something. ~Lord Chesterfield

If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors. ~Mignon McLaughlin,
The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of
his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.
~Quentin Regestein

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. ~Author Unknown

Joy and Temperance and Repose


Slam the door on the doctor's nose.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease. ~Robert Ingersoll

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot. ~Dutch Proverb, sometimes


attributed to William C. Hazlitt

Like everybody else, when I don't know what else to do, I seem to go in for
catching colds. ~George Jean Nathan

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the
body. ~Cicero

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and
happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. ~Elbert
Hubbard

People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are
hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy. ~Laurence
Sterne

To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses, one has to have just escaped from
the claws of this vulture which we call sickness. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my
confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen. ~John
Redman Coxe, 1800
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish
Proverb

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor. ~Danish Proverb

There are two things in life that a sage must preserve at every sacrifice, the coats
of his stomach and the enamel of his teeth. Some evils admit of consolations, but
there are no comforters for dyspepsia and the toothache. ~Henry Lytton Bulwer

Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.


~Napoleon I

The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we. ~Author
unknown, as quoted in Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist
Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies
stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else. ~Alison Rose Levy,
"An Ancient Cure for Modern Life," Yoga Journal, Jan/Feb 2002

Men that look no further than their outsides, think health an appurtenance unto
life, and quarrel with their constitutions for being sick; but I that have examined
the parts of man, and know upon what tender filaments that fabric hangs, do
wonder that we are not always so; and considering the thousand doors that lead
to death, do thank my God that we can die but once. ~Thomas Browne

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow."
Tomorrow is disease. ~Terri Guillemets

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much
better than tedious disease. ~George Dennison Prentice, Prenticeana, 1860

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make
promises; pain we obey. ~Marcel Proust
My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot
through the grass. ~Terri Guillemets

We drink one another's health and spoil our own. ~Jerome K. Jerome

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.


~Cicero

I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only
consult Dr. Sun more. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is
free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.
~B.K.S. Iyengar

Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws. ~Charles
Simmons

Mens sana in corpore sano. (Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound
body.) ~Juvenal

The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a


thread. ~Chinese Proverb

Nature does require


Her time of preservation, which perforce
I her frail son amongst my brethren mortal
Must give my attendance to.
~William Shakespeare

Health is like munny, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. ~Josh
Billings

Adam and Eve ate the first vitamins, including the package. ~E.R. Squibb

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life
go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze
it by encumbering it with remedies. ~Leo Tolstoy

Gold that buys health can never be ill spent. ~Thomas Dekker, Westward Ho,
1604

Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic. ~Martin H. Fischer

Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it. ~John Henry
Cardinal Newman

Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them,
rivel them up like old apples, make them as so many Anatomies. ~Robert
Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

Sometimes I get the feeling the aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches.
~Terri Guillemets

A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison. ~Francis
Bacon

An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease. ~Yiddish Proverb

Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as
well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of
a man. ~James H. West

Hear your heart. Heart your health. ~Faith Seehill

Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady. ~François


Duc de la Rochefoucauld

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health. ~Catalan
Proverb
If man thinks about his physical or moral state he usually discovers that he is ill.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health
than the pediatrician. ~Meryl Streep

Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy. ~Author Unknown

Every man's disease is his personal property. ~Alonzo Clark

Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene


Supports the mind supports the body too.
~John Armstrong

I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit that a good
rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your
eyes, is really one of life's sensational pleasures. ~Robert Benchley, "Hiccoughing
Makes Us Fat," No Poems: or around the world backwards and sideways, 1932

Physick, for the most part, is nothing else but the Substitute of Exercise or
Temperance. ~Joseph Addison

A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends.
~Kin Hubbard

Men make use of their illnesses at least as much as they are made use of by them.
~Aldous Huxley

I see rejection in my skin, worry in my cancers, bitterness and hate in my aching


joints. I failed to take care of my mind, and so my body now goes to hospital.
~Astrid Alauda

If you don't take care of yourself, the undertaker will overtake that responsibility
for you. ~Carrie Latet

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart. ~Nikolai Lenin
The part can never be well unless the whole is well. ~Plato

The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary
mixed diet, and don't worry. ~Robert Hutchison, 1932

If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be
useless in our hands. ~John Locke

To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less. ~Chu Hui Weng

When the head aches, all the body is the worse. ~English Proverb

Healthy people are invalids who don't know it. ~Jules Romains, Dr. Knock, 1923

After these two, Dr. Diet and Dr. Quiet, Dr. Merriman is requisite to preserve
health. ~James Howell

When a man is ill his very goodness is sickly. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature
seems to have proved to him a prolific source of disease. ~Edward Jenner

There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood. ~Charles
Dickens

Bacteria keeps us from heaven and puts us there. ~Martin H. Fischer

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other. ~Joseph Addison

It is a lot harder to keep people well than it is to just get them over a sickness.
~DeForest Clinton Jarvis
Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. ~Marcus Valerius Martial

The mind has great influence over the body, and maladies often have their origin
there. ~Moliere

Confidence and hope do more good than physic. ~Galen

Live in rooms full of light


Avoid heavy food
Be moderate in the drinking of wine
Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics
Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water
Change surroundings and take long journeys
Strictly avoid frightening ideas
Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements
Listen to music.
~A. Cornelius Celsus

My inner advisor is dying to heal me. ~Astrid Alauda

Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in
the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport,
sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as
citizens of that other place. ~Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor, 1977

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the
birds might eat them. ~Martin H. Fischer

How sickness enlarges the dimension of a man's self to himself! ~Charles Lamb,
Last Essays of Elia

Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the
latter are the more often successful. ~Denis Diderot

Sickness is poor-spirited, and cannot serve anyone; it must husband its resources
to live. But health or fullness answers its own ends, and has to spare, runs over,
and inundates the neighborhoods and creeks of other men's necessities. ~Ralph
Waldo Emerson
If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the
better. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Over the Teacups, 1891

First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all
dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef. ~Martin H. Fischer

In the face of such overwhelming statistical possibilities hypochondria has always


seems to me to be the only rational position to take on life. ~John Diamond

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. ~Arabic
Proverb

A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after
all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part. ~Nathaniel
Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Happiness lies, first of all, in health. ~George William Curtis, Lotus-Eating

If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live
longer; it just seems longer. ~Clement Freud, The Observer, 27 December 1964

If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that
you are sick. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Proverbs in Prose

If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you should not do,
you will, according to the best available statistics, live exactly eighteen hours
longer than you would otherwise. ~Logain Clendening

Health is a relationship between you and your body. ~Terri Guillemets

It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness


you like. ~Jackie Mason

Health is merely the slowest way someone can die. ~Author Unknown
May you live as long as you are fit to live, but no longer! or, may you rather die
before you cease to be fit to live than after! ~Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1749

What linguistic genius


set up the sneeze and wheeze
To rhyme so very perfectly
with the word for allergies?
~Charlie N. Abbers

Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a
certain calculated carelessness about oneself. ~Sydney J. Harris

My fat scares me - it's a ticking time bomb. ~Carrie Latet

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth
forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their
wealth to regain their health. ~A.J. Reb Materi, Our Family

Nothing is more fatal to Health, than an over Care of it. ~Benjamin Franklin

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you
don't like, and do what you'd druther not. ~Mark Twain

on health

*Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

*Good health is above wealth

*Health is not valued till sickness comes.

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones fat (healthy)

Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body.


"Deep Thoughts and One-line Proverbs"

Well here are some famous and not so famous quotes that have either gotten me thinking
or have made me laugh. If you have any that are not on here please e-mail me so I can
post it on this page. I hope you enjoy. Life is...paradoxically coincidental to the
ironical tyranny applicable to the unparalled definition of reverse entropy.

• Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
• Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
• It's your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
• If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you
go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere. (Zig Zigler)
• All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream. (Edgar Allen Poe)
• Imagination is more important than intelligence.(Albert Einstein)
• Never let formal education get in the way of learning. (Mark Twain)
• If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a
different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured
or far away. (Henry David Thoreau)
• Life is not so much a matter of position as of disposition.
• A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.
• Failure is the path of least persistence.
• The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a life time.
• The future is purchased by the present.
• One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
• Lost time is never found again.
• Childeren need more models than critics.
• Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.
(Motto o fthe Baltimore Grotto)
• Be curious, not judgemental. (Walt Whitman)
• Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea. (Richard
Saunders)
• If you want your dream to come true, don't over sleep.
• People don't fail, they give up.
• A friend walks in when everyone else walks out.
• The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
• Every man dies; but not every man really lives. (Braveheart)
• God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot chabge, the courage to
change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. (St. Francis of
Assisi)
• The more I know, the more I know I don't know.
• One good thing about being wrong is the joy it brings others.
• To err is human, to blame it on someone else is more human.
• When you are arguing with an idiot, make sure the other person isn't doing the
same thing.
• Minds are like parachutes-they only function when open.
• You can't direnct the wind, but you can adjust the sail.
• The lead dog gets the best view. the rest of the dog's view is butt ugly. Of course,
the lead dog is also the first to fall into a ravine. (Richard Saunders)
• Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where
you don't have to be anything else.
• Don't confuse me with facts, I prefer to remain ignorant.
• If you are never scared, embarrassed of hurt, it means you never take chances.
• Desire for nothing except desirelessness, hope for nothing except to rise above all
hopes, want nothing and you will have everything.
• Humans are like tea bags. They never realize their strength until they are put in
hot water.
• When you remain true to yoru beliefs, loyal to yoru ideas and faithful to your
dreams, you remain free forever.
• What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
lies within us.
• We live in a society where pizza get to your house before the police.
• Some people tink holding on makes them strong, sometimes its letting go.
• Blowing out another man's flame doesn't make your shine any brighter, but less.
• The secret of true greatness is simplicity.
• Better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
• There are days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with teh losers. (Robert
Orben)
• The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved: loved for
ourselves, or reather, loved in spite of ourselves.
• Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for,
because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. (Peter
Marshall)
• 7/5th of all people do not understand fractions.
• The trouble with dong something right the first time is that nbody appreiates how
difficult it was.
• It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
• It has recently been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.
• If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
• An Educational system isn;t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to
make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
• Which dreams indeed are ambition, for the very substance of the ambitious is
merely the shadow of a dream. (William Shakespear)
• It is better to have bad breath than to have no breath at all.
• The future belongs to those who believ in the beauty of their dreams. (Eleanor
Roosevelt)
• You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.
• Keep away from people who try to bellittle your ambitions. Small people always
do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great. (Mark
Twain)
• To find the person you can truely trust, look no futher that nthe nearest mirror.
• Preach the Gospel at all times...if necessary, use words. (St. Francis of Assisi)
• The purpose of prayer is not to get answers, things or anything-not even holiness.
Valuable though they are, all of those are side effects. The purpose of prayer is to
get acquainted with God. Anything else is a bonus. (Alfred C. McClure)
• Whoever said, it's not wheter you win or lose that counts, probably lost.
(Davet Rayala)
• God put me on this Earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right
now, I'm so far behind, that I will never die.
• Some succeed because they are destined to. But most suceed because they are
determined to.
• A bump in the road is either an obstacle to be fought or an opportunity to be
enjoyed...it is all up to you." (Davet Rayala)
• Nothing in this world is impossibile to a willin heart.(Davet Rayala)
• To those who dream, there is no such thing as impossible.
• The most beautiful thing we can experience is teh mysterious. It is the source
of all true art and science. (Albert Einstein)
• You will find God in the church of your choice. (Bob Dylan)